Cups In A Pound

By dyann3 Updated 28 Oct 2007 , 5:46pm by indydebi

dyann3 Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 4:27pm
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I am getting ready to make Crusting Cream Cheese and it calls for 3 lbs of powder sugar. I bought my powdered sugar in a big bag and I was wondering if anyone knew how many cups of powdered sugar is in a pound? Thanks in advance!

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MiaT Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 4:33pm
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Four cups per pound of powdered sugar. But powdered sugar is one of those things it's more accurate to weigh out instead of measure by volume.

Pambu Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 4:54pm
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2 cups = 16oz

so the 3lbs would be approx 6 cups

DianeLM Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 4:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pambu

2 cups = 16oz

so the 3lbs would be approx 6 cups

Not so with powdered sugar. Because of it's light volume, 2 cups = 8oz. Four cups to a pound of powdered sugar. Three pounds of powdered sugar is approximately 12 cups.

AnythingSugar Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 5:03pm
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DianeLM is correct. I always buy powdered sugar in bulk and measure it out. Recipes work great with 4 cups equaling one pound.

mezzaluna Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 5:38pm
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get yourself a good quality digital scale. You will save so much time and effort by weighing ingredients (and much more accurate measurements) instead of measuring out in cups.

indydebi Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 5:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pambu

2 cups = 16oz

so the 3lbs would be approx 6 cups

2 cups of feathers or 2 cups of metal screws?

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Look on the bag under nutritional info to get an idea of weight/volume.

My 7-lb bag of p.sugar says a serving is 1/4 cup and there are 106 servings in the bag.

Do the math ...... that means there are 26.5 cups in a 7-lb bag, which means there are 3.78 cups per pound.

3.78 x 3 = 11.34 cups (or approx 12 cups as the other poster said).